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Classical Chill: Piano

Experience ultimate relaxation with Classical Chill.

These albums feature some of the most beautiful and peaceful music ever written, perfect for concentration or relaxation. Be swept away by 500 years of gorgeous, calming music, from Bach to Beyoncé, hand-picked by the team at ABC Classic.

With over two hours of music in each collection, you can hit ‘play’ on the Classical Chill series and float away with the most beautiful music ever written. These albums will put you at ease and help you focus on what’s at hand – whether that’s studying for exams, racing towards a work deadline, or simply curling up on the couch with your favourite book.

Classical Chill: Pianofeatures the most famous works from across the history of classical music, from legendary composers (Bach, Beethoven) to modern masters (Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt), plus new recordings of iconic pop songs including Beyoncé’s Halo, Flume’s Never Be Like You, The Knife’s Heartbeats, and Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball.

Featuring beloved Australian pianists such as Jayson Gillham, Simon Tedeschi, Sally Whitwell, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Stephanie McCallum, Gerard Willems and Roger Woodward, this album is both a beautiful, relaxing compilation and also the perfect introduction to the world of the piano, whether you’re a classical aficionado or a pop enthusiast.



  1. DEBUSSY Clair de lune
  2. GRIEG Morning Mood
  3. ROWLAND The Man from Snowy River: Jessica’s Theme
  4. TRAD. Amazing Grace
  5. FLUME Never Be Like You
  6. MILEY CYRUS Wrecking Ball

EDWARDS A Flight of Sunbirds:

  1. IV. Poco lento
  2. VIII. Andante con moto
  3. TIERSEN Amélie: La Dispute
  4. ROTA Romeo and Juliet: Love Theme
  5. CHAPLIN Mandolin Serenade
  6. VINE Love Me Sweet
  7. BARTSCH Here I Am, Just for You
  8. KATS-CHERNIN Butterflying
  9. BACH / HESS Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  11. THE KNIFE Heartbeats
  12. BARTSCH Rockabye
  13. ISAAC Barcarolle
  14. GERSHWIN Prelude No. 2


  1. BEYONCÉ Halo
  2. NYMAN The Piano: Big My Secret
  3. BEETHOVEN ‘Moonlight’ Sonata
  4. DEBUSSY The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
  5. TIERSEN Amélie: Comptine d’un
    autre été: L’Après-midi
  6. LISZT Consolation No. 3
  7. GLASS Opening
  8. THE XX Islands
  9. DUDLEY Poldark: Theme
  10. CHOPIN Nocturne in E-flat major
  11. KATS-CHERNIN The Rain Puzzle
  12. ROWLAND The Man from Snowy River: Tom Fool’s Knot
  13. VANGELIS Missing: Main Theme
  14. BRAHMS Intermezzo, Op. 118 No. 2
  15. SCULTHORPE Left Bank Waltz
  16. PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel
  17. KATS-CHERNIN All Things Conspire
  18. ROSENMAN East of Eden: Main Theme
  19. SATIE Gymnopédie No. 1
  20. MORRICONE Cinema Paradiso: Main Theme

Artists include:

Jayson Gillham • Tamara-Anna Cislowska

Simon Tedeschi • Stephanie McCallum • Gerard Willems

Roger Woodward • Sally Whitwell • Duncan Gifford • Ewa Kupiec

Music can change lives. For almost 20 years, the Hush Foundation has been working with renowned Australian artists to create music of joy and calm – originally to support children in hospital, and now enjoyed everywhere from concert halls to living rooms. In this latest offering from the Hush series, pianist Tony Gould and guitarist Peter Petrucci present music that can bring optimism even in the toughest times.The Hush Foundation, under the inspirational leadership of physician Professor Catherine Crock AM, transforms the healthcare experience for patients, families and staff through music and the performing arts. It has produced 17 albums, bringing some of Australia’s finest performers and composers together in collaborative partnerships that engage with the lived experience of people in the health system and other stressful environments. Hush albums are played not only in hospitals, but also in aged care, palliative care and childcare facilities to reduce stress and anxiety. Community and international orchestras also play music composed for Hush. In 2014, Hush’s contribution to Australian music was acknowledged with the APRA/AMCOS Award for Excellence.Gathering of Kindness recognises the power of the small acts of kindness and respect that build trust and create a sense of safety and security in difficult and challenging situations. ‘When we ask patients, their families and those working in healthcare “What matters to you?”’ says Professor Crock, ‘the single word at the top of the list is kindness.’Tony Gould and Peter Petrucci wrote the music on this album with the Hush ‘family’ firmly in mind. ‘We hope they serve at least one of music’s purposes in life, and that is to help calm our fellow humans in times when things aren’t going so well. Music can do this superbly. It can also give us joy, can foster kindness and a sense that, ultimately, everything will be all right.’ This latest album has been named after the healthcare events Hush has hosted since 2016. The Gathering of Kindness bring people working in health and aged care together to talk about ways kindness can flourish in their organisations and services. These events are being hosted throughout November at metro, regional and rural healthcare organisations across Victoria, and include live performances of Hush plays and music, healthcare book launches and panels, narrative and a range of self-care workshops, as well as updates on new research being undertaken. Hush is also hosting a ticketed event at KPMG in Melbourne on Thursday 14 November.›Pianist / composer / critic / author / academic / educator Tony Gould has been involved in music in Australia for over half a century. A prolific performer, composer and recording artist across several musical genres of art music, Tony has composed and performed alongside other renowned musicians Australia-wide and internationally. His numerous accolades include membership of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his contribution to music.Peter Petrucci is one of Australia’s leading jazz guitarists, recognised for his virtuosity and lyricism in improvisations and artful compositions. He has released eight albums – the latest, They Know That We Know, in August 2019. Peter has performed locally and internationally supporting distinguished musicians and has appeared at numerous international jazz festivals, in the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the Wangaratta, Stonnington and Queensland Jazz Festivals. TRACKLISTING 1 All Things Good2 Anthem3 Calm4 Autumn Lullaby5 Quiet6 Spring Town7 It’s Up to You8 A Little Folk Song9 Essence10 Truth and Beauty11 The Softness of Air12 The Smile Peter Petrucci guitar – Tony Gould piano Tks 1-3, 5, 8, 10-12 composed by Tony Gould.Tks 4, 6, 7 and 9 composed by Peter Petrucci.